Manchester, UK (PRWEB) December 13, 2005
PMC Telecom (http://www.pmctelecom.co.uk), already one of the leading suppliers of telephony equipment in the UK, is preparing for continued expansion of VoIP use in Britain, with new product ranges to cope with demand.
VoIP – Voice over IP telephony – is fast becoming a revolution in telephone use. With just a home computer and a phone that will connect to it, people can call anywhere in the world for less cost than using fixed landlines or mobile device.
According to Paul Conway, the Managing Director of PMC Telecom, “2005 has shown that VoIP isn’t going to be a passing phase. People realise that VoIP’s promise of low-cost internet phone calls isn’t a gimmick, it’s a reality. It’s a real consumer market, and one that’s expanding rapidly.
There are a number of VoIP services already available in the UK, such as Skype (http://www.skype.com), FreeTalk (http://www.freetalk.co.uk/) and PlusNet (http://www.plus.net). Some allow you to use existing phone equipment, while others require you have a phone or phone headset to connect directly with your PC.
Skype remains the most popular service so far, claiming over 200 million downloads since it began. It’s not just about phone calls, though – this month Skype announced the inclusion of support for video conferencing in its new release (http://www.usb-phones.co.uk/).
Paul says, “People who use Skype still have to buy equipment to connect with. Our own VoIP product ranges (http://www.pmctelecom.co.uk/voip/) focus on USB phones and digital headsets, but we also sell other equipment for VoIP, such as adapters and USB plug-ins.”
Whichever service people use, VoIP remains an expanding market (http://www.voip-news.co.uk).
Plantronics (http://www.plantronics.com) and Bluetooth (http://www.bluetooth.com/) products are particularly popular for use with VoIP services. “The wireless office is becoming more of a reality, and not least with VoIP. You can sit at your PC with a wireless headset, keep your hands free, and with no trailing wires.”
VoIP isn’t simply just for the home user. There are real advantages for business with VoIP as well. “Businesses are waking up to the idea that they can cut down their telephony costs simply and easily,” said Paul. “Heavy users, such as call centres, are moving to VoIP use.”
Whichever VoIP network supplier becomes dominant in the UK, PMC Telecom has moved itself into a prime position to supply all aspects of the domestic and business VoIP product market.
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